• Ronen

    Many false statements

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    "Most of the health benefits of vegetarian diets appear to stem from their effect on our body weight" This is false statement
    Most of the benefits of this diet proved to go far above the BMI Quote 2
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    "vegan lifestyle should make sure they consume enough protein" Another false statement
    No one should worry about this probably ever
    It's almost impossible to be deficient in protein, unless you starve yourself to death
    If you wrote instead "vegan lifestyle should make sure they breaths enough air"
    Logically, it will not be significantly different compared to the real quote Quote 3
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    "The low body weight of vegetarians probably stems from the high consumption of food rich in dietary fiber but low in calories, such as fruits and vegetable" Not exactly,
    The benefits showed in the BMI is also a result that came from simply avoiding the bad\harmful food (dairy, eggs, chicken, heavily processed food) regardless of total calorie intake. (as weird as it may sound) Quote 4:
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    "To summarize, the discussion of the superiority of one diet versus another does not achieve anything for the general public" Not true at all!
    allow me to rewrite this statement in more realistic way. Quote 5 - rewritten: """
    To summarize, the discussion of the superiority of one diet versus another does not achieve anything for the food companies, the drug industries, and the medical profession.
    "" Quote 6
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    "there is general consensus that proper nutrition should include many fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts. Achieving these goals is more important than whether proper nutrition should include moderate amounts of dairy products, eggs, fish, and meat" Consensus from who?
    from corporations whom has conflicts of interests?
    Well consensus is not more important than science
    and the science we have so far, clearly showed
    that the vast majority of the benefits is came from Plant Based Diet The problem with your last statement that it's not a complete lie
    but it may leave the reader in the dark Vegan diet can be unhealthy like animal-based diet
    if we consume a lot of junk and processed food, oil, salt , and sugar
    This is why your statement is not a lie However, this claim is much worse than a lie in my opinion
    because it hide the fact that avoiding all the "bad" foods
    is much better than consuming moderate amount of poisoned food
    and try to compensate the bad habits with healthy food. Imagine if i was stating this argument
    "there is general consensus that proper nutrition should include many fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts. Achieving these goals is more important than whether proper lifestyle should include moderate amounts of smoking cigarettes each day" Quote 7
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    "But there is other evidence to show vegetarians differ from meat eaters in other ways that may also affect their health. Among other things, vegetarians tend to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, are less overweight, smoke less and drink less alcohol." Many studies already addressed this doubt
    by controlling for all lifestyle factors you mentioned
    and the evidence remain the same
    plant-based lifestyle takes the lead Quote 8
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    "It is also important to emphasize that most of the studies that examined the benefits of vegetarian diets were epidemiological studies that are based on a correlation between different factors, and do not examine cause and effect. Therefore, they can only point out a relationship between two things, without proving that one caused the other." Another misleading statement
    Most of the studies done on smoking
    proved only correlations, not cause and effect.
    You wouldn't suggest the public to take the studies done on smoking with grain of salt
    or consulting them to continue to smoke if they like, would you? Quote 9:
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    In other common cancers, however, there were no differences between vegetarians and meat eaters Well, i'm really start getting bored, while trying to emphasized all these lies (mostly half truth)
    But in this case, it depend who are the vegetarians group.
    in fact
    i predicted the flaw in this article right from the beginning when you stated Quote:
    "the current article will treat all of the above as a vegetarian diet, to avoid any misconceptions."
    End Quote: Ironically, this is more contributing to the confusion
    more than anyhing else...